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Last line of strong storms move through DC Metro region

Strong storms with gusty winds are moving through D.C. Metro region Thursday evening.

WASHINGTON — Strong storms packing very heavy rain and gusty winds have moved into the D.C. Metro region.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Storms may dump 1-2 inches of rain with some areas getting up to 3 inches in a short amount of time. 

Here is the timeline showing when the storms will be most critical:


  • Now-8 p.m.: Scattered storms with heavy rain and strong winds.
  • Now-7 p.m.: Critical timing for the Beltway. Showers and storms with heavy downpours, strong gusty winds, flooding possible.
  • Now-9 p.m.: Critical timing east of the Beltway. Strong storms with heavy rain, flooding possible and some gusty winds. Severe weather threat over.
  • 9 p.m.-Midnight: Isolated showers.  
  • Flash flooding will be the major threat from these storms. 
Flash Flood Watch Until 2 a.m.

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